Holy Tarnation


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Holy Tarnation

Postby littlebeaver » Tue May 12, 2015 2:48 pm



Wow We Man, I decided to take the 1100 out for a spin, Holy smokes I looked down and I was doing 80 and still in 3rd gear :shock: since I changed the heads and lapped the valves this thing is even faster than before, it was just flying man....I am very proud of the work I have done to it....It cruses like a dream, I removed the floorboard again and I thing I like it better without them...braking is easier for sure....I just can get enough of this bike....Nice weather out and she is ready for a trip.... :D



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Re: Holy Tarnation

Postby CMReynolds1 » Tue May 12, 2015 3:13 pm

When I had my 82 ( I bought new) I loved it to. Quite a bike and if you have it running right it is absolute fun. Good goin' Beav!
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Re: Holy Tarnation

Postby NVSB4 » Tue May 12, 2015 3:20 pm

littlebeaver wrote:I looked down and I was doing 80 and still in 3rd gear :shock:


You would think that the high pitched whine like you were on a crotch rocket would have been your first clue that you should be in a higher gear.
Glad to see the engine mods are working for you, I guess the transmission is next. :o
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Re: Holy Tarnation

Postby sportsfreaked » Tue May 12, 2015 7:21 pm

Martin I plan on coming out tomorrow to bring you that cylinder head. I'll give you a call in the morning sometime. You the man or I mean the Beaver :lol:
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
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Re: Holy Tarnation

Postby Wilcoy02 » Tue May 12, 2015 8:30 pm

Well done beav.

Let s know when you put a rudder and wings on your machine. Then notify us what airport you are going to use to land that thing. You are talking abut a wing correct?

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Re: Holy Tarnation

Postby littlebeaver » Tue May 12, 2015 10:19 pm

Sure is a joy to ride....I don't abuse my bike much but I wanted to see how fast it would go,,,, :shock: My goodness.....also I took off those stupid floorboards,,, Now it feels like a motorcycle again...I leaned it pretty low today around the highway turnabouts... :shock: those spitfires got a workout in other words :lol: :lol:

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Re: Holy Tarnation

Postby RoadRogue » Wed May 13, 2015 2:52 am

Well its abojt time you came to your senses And left that foreign bike of yours parked and got back to the real thing. 80 in 3rd gear? Yup sounds about right to me. makes me giggle too 8-)
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Re: Holy Tarnation

Postby maintainer » Thu May 14, 2015 9:53 am

Cool she must be runn'in real sweet. That's the one thing I hate about my 82, the absurd 85 mph speedo. Now don't get me wrong, I don't live above that speed typically but 85 is about the right speedo for 250cc.
I've considered disassembling it and at least removing the stop peg.
1982 GL 1100 Interstate SOLD
1977 GL 1000 Standard (naked can be good, who knew?)

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Re: Holy Tarnation

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 14, 2015 10:09 am

maintainer wrote:Cool she must be runn'in real sweet. That's the one thing I hate about my 82, the absurd 85 mph speedo. Now don't get me wrong, I don't live above that speed typically but 85 is about the right speedo for 250cc.
I've considered disassembling it and at least removing the stop peg.


That 85 mph speedo just about got me a serious speeding ticket once on my GL1100. :) I knew I was going fast (it was an emergency, I was on the way to the hospital as my brother in law had just cracked up HIS bike), but I kept looking down and thinking; "85 mph is OK, I'm only 15 mph faster than the traffic flow."

Turns out I was actually doing 97 mph, according to the cop's radar. After explaining my reason for speeding, he let me go with a warning. Oh, the FOP card probably helped as well. :)

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Re: Holy Tarnation

Postby maintainer » Thu May 14, 2015 1:31 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
maintainer wrote:Cool she must be runn'in real sweet. That's the one thing I hate about my 82, the absurd 85 mph speedo. Now don't get me wrong, I don't live above that speed typically but 85 is about the right speedo for 250cc.
I've considered disassembling it and at least removing the stop peg.


That 85 mph speedo just about got me a serious speeding ticket once on my GL1100. :) I knew I was going fast (it was an emergency, I was on the way to the hospital as my brother in law had just cracked up HIS bike), but I kept looking down and thinking; "85 mph is OK, I'm only 15 mph faster than the traffic flow."

Turns out I was actually doing 97 mph, according to the cop's radar. After explaining my reason for speeding, he let me go with a warning. Oh, the FOP card probably helped as well. :)



Yes,
I understand, but you can pin the speedo all the time in freeway passing situations. I know these years were producing during so called fuel shortage???? and nationally mandated 55 mph speed limits "shudder".
There is just an adjustment period involved here. There are several area's in Texas with 80 and 85 mph speed limits. My last few bikes haven't had the issue and were equipped with 150-180 mph speedo's.


1982 GL 1100 Interstate SOLD
1977 GL 1000 Standard (naked can be good, who knew?)


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